Thousands of runners on  Fitzwilliam Street Upper for the start of last year’s Dublin Marathon. The expected figure of 19,500 runners this year is well up on last year’s 13,000 total. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Trouble can come at you from all directions in the Dublin Marathon. Cramp, stitch, or even worse, like a few years ago when a dog ran out in front of(...)

The Dublin Marathon takes place this Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

No, I am not running the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Yes, I have been asked that question quite a few times this week, but I’ve run enough marathons a(...)

Collette O’Hagan at Navvy Bank, Dundalk. “For me the worst thing I could do now is stop running marathons. My body would go into cold turkey.” Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Not many people run a marathon as part of their final marathon preparations which is a good thing because otherwise that would make Collette O’Hagan s(...)

Registration for the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon has closed earlier than many runners anticipated due to unprecedented demand for places. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Did you miss the chance to enter the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon? The race has sold out for the first time in its history and registration ha(...)

Maria McCambridge crosses the line in second place in the women’s race at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

“I’m gutted – but it’s a happy gutted,” said Maria McCambridge after her outstanding Dublin Marathon performance last month, which earned her the Iri(...)

 The 2014 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon  was officially launched yesterday by last year’s winners Maria McCambridge and Seán Hehir. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

The Kenyans and Ethiopians will be back, the big cash prizes too (€10,000 for the winner) and there’ll be some notable changes to the course. Otherwis(...)

Seán Hehir has that winning feeling in  the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Emil Zatopek always said the marathon begins around 20 miles. Sometimes that’s also where it ends. Here, it was where the race for victory was both wo(...)

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